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How GMO Seeds and "RoundUp" Are Driving US Policy in Venezuela

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Venezuela has been one of the few countries to fight Monsanto and other international agrochemical giants and win. However, since that victory — which was won under Chavista rule —  U.S.-Backed Venezuelan opposition seeks to reverse Chavista seed law and GMO ban.

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This Venezuelan fiasco is but another blow to United States citizens who attempt to hold on to any semblance of being "Proud to be American" as greed and thuggish attitudes of a select few who, because of their wealth think the wealth of all else belongs to them, even the wealth of a sovereign nation.

A walk back in history can reveal a perspective of the above statement. In Venezuela when the wealthy, officials and corporations, had control of the nation there were thousands of tar-soaked cardboard shacks with tin roofs housing millions of Venezuelans for lack of better accommodations as over 50% of the citizens lived in poverty with many dying of starvation and/or lack of medical assistance. The education of the youth was not even an afterthought because of the many other life-threatening conditions, but because of the nation's natural resources, mainly oil, the wealthy and corporations flourished.

That dream world of the wealthy came crumbling down, however, as Hugo Chavez was elected President, the first non-white to be honored in that nation.

Chavez went to work nationalizing the natural resources of the nation, as he felt they belong to Venezuelans and he put the profits from these resources to work building housing units for the citizens, reducing poverty to 27%, nearly half of what the wealthy had. Chavez and the profits from Venezuela's resources provided healthcare, food, and education for the youth.

For doing this Chavez, as Maduro is today, is labeled a dictator whose primary offense is improving the quality of life for the millions of citizens which one can only surmise is something the wealthy do not want for the "useless eaters". It is a scenario that takes us back to the day of slavery when the wealthy needed to keep their foot on the less fortunate, maybe to make themselves feel important.

Unfortunately, for those who have not been paying attention the plight of Venezuela is happening within our own borders as the wealthy have been increasing their wealth while our poverty levels have reached the 40%, our life expectancy had been decreasing, healthcare is becoming out of reach for over 30,000,000 citizens, our education systems are receiving fewer funds, thus having to cut course, while our secondary education systems are becoming too expensive for the less wealthy.

One only needs to reflect over the most recent 30 years to realize that no new laws have been passed that favors the less wealthy, but all have given that wealthy elite and/or corporations unfettered loopholes in order to further build on their greed.

That's what they want in Venezuela and we have to be aware as they will stop at nothing in order to fulfill their power and greed.

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This is a great comment. Post it as an article as is, or add a few more words too. You have touched all the bases. I am struggling with an article on Venezuela myself right now.

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It appears OEN doesn't want this word to get out as they have already taken it off their main board so many won't see it.

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To quote a dear friend, "I declare the war is over. They won; we lost. That's all folks."

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While I believe you are spot on my jock days say it isn't over until it's over. It's just time to dig deeper into the gut to perform the impossible.

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That quote for some reason hits home with me. For some reason I feel like I have heard that same quote sans "That's all folks." But "That's all folks" does bring the message home.


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I am pretty sure I did not dream it up, but from what I remember, Porky Pig authored the cartoons of himself. Maybe "That's all folks" was foretelling the forthcoming of what is now happening. The reason I say that is I have come to believe Porky Pig is, if he is still alive, an insider. Stick with me. In 1948, in a cartoon of himself, he predictively programmed 9/11. He foretold of the "falling towers."

I know, that was 1948. But, with more information it is not ridiculous to believe Porky Pig was telling of what was to come in 2001. For a while I have been meaning to write an article on this cartoon and other things that predictively foretold 9/11 would happen.

Tell me, is there any way this cartoon was just a coincidental "prediction" versus a reference to what they knew was planned?

I say no, they were telling what was to come. But, it would not be realized by anybody until after 9/11 when looking at it retrospectively. Point being, Porky or whoever made this cartoon is or was an insider.


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Or maybe I should say, whoever made that cartoon was an insider or was told by an insider to make that cartoon.

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Excellent article~~~deserves much further analysis and enlargement! and I also agree that Dennis Kaiser's comment could and should be an article. This is an under-covered aspect of that conflagration, much like Mexico's rejection in at least 7 state courts in Mexico disallowing Monsanto to even have TEST PLOTS for their GMO corn!



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